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Author Topic: Coloring Ball: 'On the move' (WINNERS IN LAST POST)  (Read 4052 times)

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So, here's a new Coloring Ball challenge:

On the move

Use the shape below to show some form of locomotion. Steam trains, frogs hopping, flying airship, running Arnold Schwarzenegger - whatever you can come up with, as long as it's 'going from A to B', it's fine!
But that's not all for this challenge: your entry MUST be animated. So yes; that means you'll have to make an animated GIF (or find some other clever way of showing animation).

Here’s the shape:



Rules:
1. You can replace the outline with your own colors.
2. You can use any number of colors.
3. You can resize and rotate as needed.
4. Your entry must have a minimum of 3 frames of animation.
4A. All animation frames have to stay inside the shape.
5. Deadline is Wednesday April 24th.
6. Have fun with it!

Trophies:

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

A simple, free, online tool to turn frames into an animation can be found here: http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/animatedgif/
« Last Edit: 28 Apr 2013, 23:15 by Miez »

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Re: Coloring Ball: 'On the move' (ENDS APRIL 24)
« Reply #1 on: 10 Apr 2013, 17:22 »
Do all frames have to stay inside the shape or just one of them?

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Re: Coloring Ball: 'On the move' (ENDS APRIL 24)
« Reply #2 on: 10 Apr 2013, 17:25 »
Ah good question - all of them need to stay inside the shape :D
I'll add this to the rules...

Fish on skateboard! Aaaaahhhhhhhhh!


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Yes! First contestant! :D

I suspect this may not meet criteria 4A, since it is only a part of the critter. Only, after I rotated the outline a bit, it seemed to instantly form the image in my feeble mind. Here it is, legal, or illegal. Do with it what you will...



             Jim

Edit: Sorry about this one. It did fall outside the competition's intent. Please disregard it.
« Last Edit: 23 Apr 2013, 13:37 by jwalt »

I made a noob mistake with that one. My apologies. I spent some time looking at the last Coloring Ball, and now have a clearer idea of whassup. Should have done that sooner, but I was just wanting to find out of cMiez could also say "Disqualified!" as well as "Whee!" This one may come closer to cMiez's intent:



                    Jim

Edit: Added imgzoom tags.
« Last Edit: 24 Apr 2013, 11:41 by jwalt »

A really lame entry from me. A talking cyclops with a horn.

Edit: Whoops it seems that i didn't read the rools proberly so sorry, just ignore my post.
« Last Edit: 21 Apr 2013, 08:27 by fred7162 »

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I made a noob mistake with that one. My apologies. I spent some time looking at the last Coloring Ball, and now have a clearer idea of whassup. Should have done that sooner, but I was just wanting to find out of cMiez could also say "Disqualified!" as well as "Whee!" This one may come closer to cMiez's intent:



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Miez, I'm going to add a last minute entry (animation is missing at the moment).

One question: When you say I can replace the outline with my own colors, does that include transparent?
It's just a few pixels in my case and would greatly improve the image, but at the same time I guess it would sabotage the whole exercise because then people could create arbitrary outlines as they please.
Just asking. ;)

Edit: Nevermind, I finished it without transparency



I's my first serious attempt at pixel graphics.
Man, I really should have planned this better, the chain ended up with 4 frames and the wheels with 3, so I had to go with 12 frames total. :(
« Last Edit: 23 Apr 2013, 03:22 by Cerno »
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Miez, I'm going to add a last minute entry (animation is missing at the moment).

One question: When you say I can replace the outline with my own colors, does that include transparent?
It's just a few pixels in my case and would greatly improve the image, but at the same time I guess it would sabotage the whole exercise because then people could create arbitrary outlines as they please.
Just asking. ;)

Edit: Nevermind, I finished it without transparency



I's my first serious attempt at pixel graphics.
Man, I really should have planned this better, the chain ended up with 4 frames and the wheels with 3, so I had to go with 12 frames total. :(

Nice entry, and yes - I'd have accepted "transparent" for the outline color :D

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Well, in that case, have this as an update:



- Fixed some pixel errors
- Added transparency
- The small wheels were meant to spin as well
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Here's my entry. Seems like me and Cerno had similar idea with the tracks :)

Hmmm... there are some (previously unseen) white pixels beyond my outline :/ I'll try to fix that ASAP...

EDIT: I honestly have no idea what's causing this. It's perfectly clear in PS before saving to gif. I'll try to convert it using different preferences.
FIXED :)
« Last Edit: 24 Apr 2013, 08:51 by Kasander »

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Right, this one has run its' course, thanks for all the cool entries! :-D

Time to vote for your favorite animated locomotion sprite...

Voting ends sunday april 28th!

Here are the entries:

1. by Adam H


2. by Jwalt


3. by fred7162 (I know he said to disregard his entry, but it's animated, it fits the outline and I guess cyclopses have to go from A to B as well, right?)


4. by Cerno


5. by Kasander

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Re: Coloring Ball: 'On the move' (VOTING NOW! - ENDS APR 28)
« Reply #14 on: 25 Apr 2013, 08:09 »
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Re: Coloring Ball: 'On the move' (VOTING NOW! - ENDS APR 28)
« Reply #15 on: 25 Apr 2013, 09:05 »
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Re: Coloring Ball: 'On the move' (VOTING NOW! - ENDS APR 28)
« Reply #16 on: 25 Apr 2013, 09:26 »
Cerno.

I like jwalt's 'sluggish' idea too.

Props for all of my fellow competitors.

Re: Coloring Ball: 'On the move' (VOTING NOW! - ENDS APR 28)
« Reply #17 on: 25 Apr 2013, 09:52 »
Kasander's gives the best impression of speed / movement, while  JWalt's movement animation seems the most ambitious, but I think I'll have to go with my gut instinct and vote for Adam H.

Re: Coloring Ball: 'On the move' (VOTING NOW! - ENDS APR 28)
« Reply #18 on: 25 Apr 2013, 10:00 »
Wow, some really impressive entries there.

But, for me, it's got to be....................... Kasander!

Re: Coloring Ball: 'On the move' (VOTING NOW! - ENDS APR 28)
« Reply #19 on: 25 Apr 2013, 11:29 »
Great entries.  Kasander's did it most for me.